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Taking the Cape Off hits #1 on the Amazon Best Seller Lists on International Stores.

January 12, 2021 For Immediate Release Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss hit the #1 position on the Amazon.com Best Seller List on November 21st, 2020. The book also reached the #1 position on international Amazon...

Fire Chief Pat Kenny Tribute – Western Springs Village Board

January 11, 2021Village of Western Spring Board Meeting President Alice Gallagher, Village Manager Ingrid Velkme, and Deputy Chief Mike Kelly pay tribute to Fire Chief Pat Kenny at the Western Springs Village Board meeting. Chief Kenny’s distinguished career spans...

Facebook Forum: Mayday for Mental Health with Pat Kenny

Illinois Fire Service Institute presents Patrick J. Kenny in Facebook Forum: Mayday for Mental Health, live free training. Illinois Fire Service Institute | Facebook Facebook Live Forum - Free Live Training  Mayday for Mental Health Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 1:00...

Western Springs Fire Chief retiring, deputy chief being promoted to top spot

By KIMBERLY FORNEK PIONEER PRESS |DEC 09, 2020 AT 1:12 PM Patrick Kenny, who has had a 38-year career in firefighting and has been chief of the Western Springs department for nine years, will retire in January. Village officials credit Kenny with leading the...

TAKING “THE CAPE” OFF Book Endorsement

TAKING “THE CAPE” OFF FireFighterCloseCalls.com December 3, 2020 Billy Goldfeder  There’s a new FIRE book out I want to tell you about for your Christmas and holiday gift giving: Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Lossby...

Chief Patrick Kenny – A Father’s Perspective

Grit2.org November 2020 LESSONS LEARNED by Chief Patrick Kenny 1. Mental illness does not discriminate. Your family or children are not immune to mental illness.2. Believe your children are in pain, not just looking for attention.3. They can't "tough out" mental...

Humpday Hangout 7-29-2020 – Straight Talk

Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout 7-29-2020 - Straight Talk In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Daniel DeGryse and co-host Rob Fisher are joined by special guest Pat Kenny.

Behind The Shield | Episode 266 – Chief Pat Kenny

December 31, 2019 Behind the Shield James Geering Listen to full Podcast Episode 266 - Chief Pat Kenny Chief Kenny has been a member of the fire service for over 37 years. He serves as a member of the Illinois Fire Chief’s Promotional Assessment Board and is a past...

Situational Awareness Matters Radio Show

SAM 020 | Interview with Fire Chief Patrick Kenny Jan 23, 2018 Listen to Situational Awareness Matters Radio Show with guest Pat Kenny Here On this episode I (Rich Gasaway) interviews Fire Chief Patrick Kenny from the Village of Western Springs, Illinois Fire...

Pat Kenny Keynote Speaker at the Effingham Fire Department

Effingham Fire Department July 18, 2017 Chief Pat Kenny, from Western Springs, was the keynote speaker at the Effingham Fire Department last night. Chief Kenny’s very personal and direct approach to mental and physical health issues in the Fire Service was meant to...
Pat Kenny Keynote Speaker at the Effingham Fire Department

Pat Kenny Keynote Speaker at the Effingham Fire Department

Effingham Fire Department July 18, 2017 Chief Pat Kenny, from Western Springs, was the keynote speaker at the Effingham Fire Department last night. Chief Kenny’s very personal and direct approach to mental and physical health issues in the Fire Service was meant to...

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Fire Chiefs Need to Remember the ‘Home Family’ Too

Fire Chiefs Need to Remember the ‘Home Family’ Too

Patrick J. Kenny shares how fire chiefs can include a firefighter’s family in their department functions. Patrick J. Kenny Jan 5th, 2016 Full Article on Firehouse.com Ever hear a firefighter complain about the new generation in regards to the lack of volunteerism and...

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Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

July 27, 2015 By Patrick J. Kenny Fireengineering.com How many of us got into the fire service thinking that we are capable of being modern day superheroes, maybe Superman? Don’t laugh. Stay with me as you think of what your idea of the profession is all about. Did...

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New Fire Chief Patrick Kenny Returns to Western Springs

New Fire Chief Patrick Kenny Returns to Western Springs

We have an exclusive interview with the former Village Deputy Chief of Fire and Emergency services, who on Dec. 1 will succeed Tony Bednarz as Chief of that same department. By Darren McRoy, Patch Staff Dec 13, 2011 Full Article on Patch.com As 50-year fire-service...

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